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MWCC Recognized with 2016 Gateway Program Excellence Award

Mount Wachusett Community College has been recognized with a 2016 Gateway Program Excellence Award from the Gateway to College National Network. The award honors MWCC for exceeding all four of the Gateway to College National Network’s performance benchmarks: grade point average, one-year persistence, two-year persistence and graduation rate. The award was presented June 28 during […]

MWCC President, Librarians, Recognized by MCO Consortium for Excellence in Online Learning

In January 2001, shortly after attending a conference on tele-learning, Mount Wachusett Community College President Daniel Asquino founded Massachusetts Colleges Online, which grew into a consortium of the state’s 15 community colleges and nine state universities. In appreciation for his leadership, the consortium presented President Asquino with a Contributor of Distinction Award during its annual […]

MWCC Featured in MA Department of Higher Education’s New Vision Project Report: The Degree Gap

The rate at which Massachusetts residents earn college degrees will pivot from growth to decline by 2022 unless the state’s public higher education system, which educates more than half of all undergraduates, is able to increase the number of students who enroll and earn diplomas, according to a newly release report from the Massachusetts Department […]

MWCC Launching New Academic Programs

Mount Wachusett Community College is adding five new programs to its academic offerings. The new programs include credit certificate programs in Substance Abuse Counseling, Community Health Worker and Public Relations, and associate degrees in Liberal Arts & Sciences Law Track and Liberal Arts & Sciences Earth Systems Track. “These new certificate programs will serve needs […]

MWCC’s ESL Program Celebrates Students’ Achievements

Jose Mangual, academic counselor for students enrolled in MWCC’s English as a Second Language program, has a ready answer for prospective students who feel they are too busy, too old or not ready to enroll in courses. He introduces them to students who once had the same concerns, but now are succeeding not only in […]

MWCC Celebrates Achievements of Largest Dual Enrollment Graduating Class

Aspiring doctors, nurses, physicists, teachers and police officers, as well as many teenagers who are the first in their families to attend college, are among the largest dual enrollment graduating class at MWCC. This year’s graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program were recognized during a May 20 ceremony at MWCC. […]

Visions and Rx Programs Celebrate 2015–2016 Student Success

During its annual awards ceremony , MWCC’s Visions and Rx programs celebrated the achievements of graduating and continuing students. Many of this year’s graduates are continuing on for bachelor’s degree at a private or public four-year college or university. Sarah Adams, a past Visions program participant who earned an associate degree in art in 2012 and went […]

Graduates Welcomed into the Nursing Profession During 2016 Traditional Pinning Ceremony

Family and friends from as near as Gardner and as far away as Zimbabwe came to celebrate the achievements of Mount Wachusett Community College’s associate degree nursing class during a traditional pinning ceremony held May 19 in the Fitness & Wellness center. The 43rd graduating class was comprised of students enrolled in the day and […]

Students, President, Lauded for Commitment to Service During MWCC’s 51st Commencement

The transformative power of service and volunteerism was the resounding theme of Mount Wachusett Community College’s 51st Commencement on Wednesday, May 18, from the 157,000 service hours completed by students this past academic year to the decades-long legacy of President Daniel M. Asquino. This year, 810 associate degrees and certificates were awarded to 734 graduates. […]